Diaz-Balart Votes to Keep Government Open and Extend CHIP
WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the passage of H.R. 1370, Further Continuing Resolution.
“Today, I joined my colleagues in voting for the continuing resolution that will keep the government open. As we continue to negotiate our appropriations bills across the aisle and with our Senate colleagues, we must remember how important it is to fund the government. Without today's legislation, our military could not be paid, national parks and monuments would close, and benefits for veterans and pensioners could be delayed. This bill also includes an extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a healthcare program that is essential to more than 8 million children across the United States.
“I thank Speaker Ryan and Chairman Frelinghuysen for this leadership on this legislation, and I look forward to returning to regular order in the new year.”